Democracy & Human Rights

ARF-D-Proposed Amendments On Referendum Law Voted In National Assembly’s First Reading

(news.am) YEREVAN. – Opportunity for the agitation not only ‘in favor’ but also ‘against’ should be available at nation-wide referenda, Artsvik Minasyan, ARF-D party MP stated at the Parliament Tuesday, presenting the bill on amendments to the Law on Referendum, drawn up by the ARF-D MPs and their colleague Tevan Poghosyan from Heritage party. Currently…

ARF-D, President Sargsyan Discuss Constitutional Reforms

YEREVAN (Armenian Weekly)—Representatives of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) met with President Serge Sargsyan to discuss their proposals on constitutional reforms. Speaking to reporters in Yerevan on March 12, member of the ARF-D faction of the National Assembly of Armenia, Arstvik Minasyan, outlined the details of the discussions. “You are aware that the concept paper…

ARF-D Still In Opposition

(azatutyun.am) The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) insisted on Monday that it remains in opposition to President Serzh Sargsyan despite supporting his plans for constitutional reform and refusing to join anti-government protests staged by three other opposition parties. Aghvan Vardanyan, a Dashnaktsutyun leader, stood by his party’s view that Armenia’s transformation into a parliamentary republic, which…

ARF-D Defends Support For Constitutional Reform

(azatutyun.am RFE/RL) The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) defended on Friday its readiness to support a radical constitutional reform planned by the authorities and rejected by other major opposition parties. Aghvan Vardanyan, a Dashnaktsutyun leader, said Armenia’s transformation into a parliamentary republic would bode well for democratization even if it is aimed at prolonging President Serzh…

ARF-D Among Parties Consulting with RoA President

(asbarez.com) YEREVAN — A delegation of Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) leaders on Thursday met with President Serzh Sargsyan, as part of series of consultations the president held with the parties represented in the National Assembly. Heading the ARF-D delegation was its Bureau chairman Hrant Margaryan and leaders of the party’s parliamentary bloc Armen Rustamyan and…

Rustamyan Warns Against “Strangling” Control Chamber’s Independence

(azatutyun.am RFE/RL) Dashnak Leader Deplores Sarkisian Criticism Of Parliament Body A leader of the opposition Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) on Wednesday rejected President Serzh Sarkisian’s harsh criticism of a parliamentary oversight body that has alleged serious misuse of public funds by his government. Armen Rustamian warned the executive branch against “strangling” the supposedly independent Audit…

AYF At the IUSY Council And At The Workers Youth Festival

The IUSY World Council 2013 took place on May 8-9, in Dortmund, Germany with the participation of delegations from Youth organizations and NGOs from 57 countries. AYF was represented by Sarine Abrahamian from the Netherlands chapter. The delegates listened to the Presidium’s one-year term report. The Council’s agenda also included discussions about Statute amendments and…

ARF-D Faction Won’t Participate In Sargsyan’s Presidential Inauguration

(armenianweekly.com) – In a statement issued on April 8, the parliamentary bloc of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) announced that it would not participate in the parliamentary session dedicated to President Sargsyan’s inauguration. In its statement, the parliamentary bloc noted that the presidential regimes that have concentrated power in their hands have undermined the statehood and…